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Stephen Fry in America. Photographs by Vanda Vucicevic. Having said that this book presumes to draw no conclusions, I will offer this: the overwhelming majority of Americans I met on my journey were kind, courteous, honourable and hospitable beyond expectation.

Stephen Fry in America. Such striking levels of warmth, politeness and consideration were encountered not just in those I was meeting for on-camera interview, they were to be found in the ordinary Americans I met in the filling-stations, restaurants, hotels and shops too.

Stephen Fry in America book. Stephen Fry is a treasure of Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.

Stephen Fry in America: . .has been added to your Cart. Stephen Fry has always loved America. In fact, he came very close to being born here.

Stephen Fry often dubbed the wittiest man in the United Kingdom invites us to ride along in a black British taxi. Fry travels America making stops in familiar and sometimes very odd places

Stephen Fry often dubbed the wittiest man in the United Kingdom invites us to ride along in a black British taxi. Fry travels America making stops in familiar and sometimes very odd places. Whether making his own flavor of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's in Vermont or touring & Body Farm' in Tennessee, Fry displays the wonder of the true traveler mixed with the tiniest amount of cynicism as most tourists do. He really hates American cheese.

A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.

Stephen Fry in America is a six-part BBC television series in which Stephen Fry travels across the United States. In the six-part series he travels, mostly in a London cab, through all 50 of the . The episodes are regu. The episodes are regularly repeated in the UK on Dave, lasting an hour and twenty minutes due to advertising breaks. It was aired in the United States on HDNet. In Australia, the program screened on ABC1 each Sunday at 7:30pm from 9 August 2009. Stephen Fry. I was so nearly an American. Not the absolute last place in which you would imagine Rudyard Kipling writing ‘Gunga Din’ and The Jungle Book, but surely not the first, either. Yet he did. And ‘Mandalay’ too, ‘where the flyin’-fishes play’, in Battleboro, VT, the home of his American wife, Carrie. Large 2008 "Stephen fry in america" illustrated hardback book. P&p: + £. 0 p&p. P&p: + £1. 9 p&p. Very Good, Stephen Fry in America, Fry, Stephen, Hardcover.

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Chillhunter
Maybe I should start by saying that I am an American? Or maybe the fact that I'm also a long term Stephen Fry fan? Possibly the fact that I'm a major anglophile is relevant?

That all of these things are true definitely formed my opinion on this book. I enjoyed it immensely. It was a light, quick, little jaunt through the USA with a friendly and fond citizen of a country much like us, but still very much not us.

For the US reader, Stephen Fry is very, very British. His language, British English, will cause the US reader occasional pause. (What's a fringe? Why would it be on someone's head? Oh, that's Britspeak for bangs! The book is kind enough to have a glossary in the back.) And though he is very British he is not the stereotypical Smarter-and-more-cultured-than-thou Brit. (Though, in addition to Hugh Laurie, if any living Brit has earned the right to that title, he's it.) Likewise, he was looking to write a book that went well past the Loud-rude-idiot American stereotype.

I think he succeeded. Though others have complained about the shallowness of the book, it wasn't meant to be a massive compendium of all things American. It's not supposed to be a scholarly work on the economic systems and demographics of the US. It's a travelogue, and a nice one at that.

So, join me fellow Yanks, and take a look at our country through the eyes of a very well educated and traveled Brit.
Kulafyn
I'm a Brit living in California for a couple of years and we're hoping to travel across America in a RV as we leave. So I bought Stephen Fry's book looking for inspiration about the things to do in every state. However, there are only a couple of pages for each state (and one of those is usually a list of facts you can find on Wikipedia), and many of the stories are about the interesting people he met. So it's an interesting read, funny in places, and charming. But it's not at all a travel guide or inspirational.
Hiylchis
Besides being a beautiful book recounting his documentary for the BBC, `Stephen Fry In America' gives you insight into corners of America most Americans have never seen. Stephen Fry often dubbed the wittiest man in the United Kingdom invites us to ride along in a black British taxi. The trip is well worth it.

Stephen Fry has so many accomplishments it seems silly to cover them all. But let me try.

He is an actor, a comedian, an author, technophile, the voice of audiobooks, a prolific documentist, and a film director, playwright and television presenter.

Fry travels America making stops in familiar and sometimes very odd places. Whether making his own flavor of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's in Vermont or touring `The Body Farm' in Tennessee, Fry displays the wonder of the true traveler mixed with the tiniest amount of cynicism as most tourists do. He really hates American cheese.

Fry introduces us to our brethren and a few of us are rather quirky. We meet celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Ted Turner and Sting. We also meet very hospitable Americans who take Fry into their homes and break bread with him. There is drinking too. The Kentucky bourbon distillery stop was memorable. At least it was for me. I'm not sure if Fry recalls it, but it's in the book so I suppose he does.

Fry drives through each of the states but cherry picks the ones he wishes to stop in and stretch his legs. This means some members of the union receive a mention and nothing more.

The most glaring of these is poor old oh-hi-oh-hi-oh. Ohio received a photo of Fry at the state line and the Neil Young song of the same name about the Kent State shootings. Was that fair? Probably not if you're from Ohio.

But overall this is a wonderful companion to the documentary series. Fry's amusing insights from an outsider's point of view were pleasing. His willingness to try different experiences was admirable. This book shows mostly the good of America. If it were dark and cynical I would never have purchased it. Who wants to see the worst of themselves or their countrymen? I hope Fry returns. Maybe he'll visit Ohio.
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Nawenadet
Very short book. Wish it were longer and with a more indepth view of Stephen Fry's musings of the US.
Gir
Stephen Fry, a consummate Englishman, and one you might think would be tempted into condescention regarding the behaviors of his trans-atlantic cousins, rather presents a balanced and warm critique of many American ways of life. In so doing, he captures small slices of life in entertaining vignettes and, more importantly for the appeal of the book in total, presents a convincing mosaic of lives that sum up to a convincing whole. Each State, admittedly, is given only a limited number of pages, so anyone looking up their own or favorite State is likely to feel short-changed. But that is to be expected in the context of a relatively whistle-stop tour approach to this large subject. As a Brit living in the US, I think he has done a great job of communicating his enthusiasm for a land so fundamentally different from his own, while not shying away from insights that cast a less favorable light on affairs. Definitely recommended.
Dangerous
If you've never read anything by Stephen Fry, you've got to get started. In this book, he travels to every state in America, offering his opinions and comments of a country about which he knew very little. Plus, Fry is such a great writer and story teller.
Ffel
Mr. Fry gives his honest, humorous, and sometimes scathing look at America, state by state. Should be part of American grade school curriculum.
Mr Fry is a treasure and his book is a wonderful read about his trip across the United States. It is a good match for the BBC production of the same name. I recommend enjoying both.
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